Highland County app available


Interactive maps highlights historical, recreational areas

By Sarah Allen - [email protected]



Highland County Commissioners Jeff Duncan and Tom Horst are pictured during Wednesday’s meeting.


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An app that highlights points of interest throughout Highland County was among the topics discussed by Highland County Commissioners during their meeting on Wednesday.

According to commissioner Tom Horst, the app for iPhones and Androids can be found at app.highlandcounty.com.

A meeting of the Highland County Visitors Bureau Board on Tuesday discussed the app, Horst said. He went on to describe the app as an interactive map which highlights historical and recreational areas in the county.

Horst added that the app is also being updated to include other locations. He said that if community members know of a place not listed on the map they should inform the Highland County Visitors Bureau.

“We’d like to have your input,” Horst said.

Other continuing updates include allowing app users to access information on certain historical buildings while they are at the location.

Also on Wednesday, commissioners discussed a compressor and condenser that have gone “bad” at the Highland County Courthouse, as described by Horst.

Clerk Rhonda Smalley said she contacted Weller’s Plumbing & Heating, who said that the compressor and condenser “can wait” until next year.

Also discussed were improvements to the Hi-Tech Center. Horst said an additional window will be added near the title office, and will be purchased through title funds.

Decorative lighting outside the building will also be replaced with flush-mounted LED lights for security reasons, Horst added.

Prior to other business, commissioners also expressed condolences to the Lewis family. Horst said that Hillsboro City Auditor Gary Lewis’ father, a World War II veteran, passed away recently.

“We want to keep that family in our prayers,” Horst said.

Commissioner Shane Wilkin was absent from the meeting. Horst said he was attending a conference on land banks, which he added is “a program I think … would be beneficial to the county.”

Further discussion of land banks will continue after Wilkin returns.

Commissioners also passed a resolution on Wednesday that appointed Highland County Engineer Dean Otworth to the District 15 Public Works Integrating Committee.

Reach Sarah Allen at 937-393-3456, ext. 1680, or on Twitter @SarahAllenHTG.

Highland County Commissioners Jeff Duncan and Tom Horst are pictured during Wednesday’s meeting.
http://timesgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_CommishSept23.jpgHighland County Commissioners Jeff Duncan and Tom Horst are pictured during Wednesday’s meeting. Sarah Allen|The Times-Gazette
Interactive maps highlights historical, recreational areas

By Sarah Allen

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